• Encouragement,  Worry/Anxiety

    Monday’s Encouragement: Don’t Fear

    Growing up I struggled with a lot of fears, some I still have today. Here are just some of the fears I have or used to have, just to give you an idea: pain needles heights bees (or any stinging insect) spiders ants public speaking looking stupid sharks betrayal not being accepted failure As I said, those are just some of the fears. But we can’t go through life being comfortable and never have anything bad happen to us; not in a sinful world anyway. Fear is going to come to all of us. It is one of the ways the enemy wants to manipulate us and stop us from…

  • Worry/Anxiety

    How to Beat Anxiety

    Around 40 million people in the United States alone have been diagnosed with anxiety disorders or chronic anxiety. And that’s just the people who have been treated or diagnosed. Statistics estimate that the real number is about 30% of the population. Anxiety has become the #1 mental health issue in North America. Anxiety is real, folks, and it is serious. What is Anxiety? Before we can talk about ways to get rid of anxiety, we first need to understand it. According to Healthline anxiety is a normal, even healthy, bodily response. “Anxiety can trigger the “flight or fight” stress response, releasing a flood of chemicals and hormones like adrenaline into…

  • Worry/Anxiety

    The Worry Cure: Part Two – My Worry Profile

    I started going through “The Worry Cure” by Dr. Robert Leahy in the last post. So far I like it, but it certainly hasn’t cured my worry. Then again, I’m still only in part one of this book. In this post, I’m going to write down what my worry profile is, according to the results of the five tests I took in the book. They are actually very accurate and it’s good to know what is going on in my mind, because most of the time I didn’t even think about any of this consciously. But now I need to know how to solve it! According to the book, I…

  • Worry/Anxiety

    The Worry Cure: Part One

    I am a chronic worrier. Honestly, I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t worrying. It’s always been bad, off and on, but lately, its getting to the point where it is almost debilitating. I don’t want to do anything except curl up in bed and pray to never wake up. So, my husband insisted that I needed to find something that would help me. I love God’s Word, but it just wasn’t helping me to stop worrying. Maybe I’ve just heard the same Scriptures so often that they don’t offer new meaning. But I also believe that God helps us discover more about the human mind…

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